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Japanese word for animation. The word, when used by non-Japanese, usually refers to animated films of Japanese origin. Distinguishing features of anime include large, detailed eyes and, for the most part, awful dubbing.

The quality of anime varies wildly. Some anime is better than most of what Hollywood puts out, and some's crap. Examples of popular anime include Neon Genesis Evangelion, Princess Mononoke, and Spirited Away.
I went to the theater to watch some anime a few days ago.
by Stage 9 April 22, 2003

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Anime is Japanese cartoon
it has its own style of different eyes and hairstyles
Mainly used are big round eyes aswell as Long and sometimes crazy hairstyles.
Animes range from Kiddish like Pokemon to Death note which is more graphiced and realisticer.
Some animes can be classed as yaoi which is gay anime for example gravitation
Animes tend to have great plots and use characters with japanese names however English and other countries have attempted to make their own Anime characters and styles aswell as dubbing japanese animes replacing them with english voices so that english audiences can understand the animes.
Many animes have different episodes in many languages.
A english anime can tend to be more cleaner than a japanese anime aswell as changing a few things about the plot and character.
Death Note (デスノート, Desu Nōto?) is a Japanese manga/anime series created by writer Tsugumi Ohba and illustrator Takeshi Obata. The series centers on Light Yagami, a high school student who discovers a supernatural notebook, the titular "Death Note", dropped on Earth by a shinigami (death god) named Ryuk. The Death Note grants its user the ability to kill anyone whose face they have seen, by writing the victim's name in the notebook. The story follows Light's attempt to create and rule a world cleansed of evil using the notebook, and the complex conflict between him and his opponents.

by Ruby123Girl December 10, 2008

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Anime is essentially Japanese animation, but it is also a word the Japanese derived from French to just describe animation in general. It is very popular in the states, and it has a wide range of age groups that it targets, from young children to young adults. Anime and manga have various styles, some better than others. The fanbase is very large, and at times, very annoying, but it really is an interesting phenomena.
Japanese animation and comics are very interesting. However, that is not to say that some American animation and most American comics aren't.
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Simply put, it's animation. But, here in the States, it refers to cartoons from Japan. Anime can be classified as having spikey hair, large eyes, futuristic setting, sex, and violence. Some of these doesn't necessarily apply to all animes. People who hate anime tend to have seen only one or just the crappy ones and refuse to open their minds and learn more about it. They have nothing better to do than to put down those who like it. They seem to think that American craptoons are better. Sure, they're good, but nowhere near as good as anime. They also seem to think that they'll get girls because they diss it. Well, they're certainly not getting this girl (that's right, I'm a girl). I prefer people with brains, not close-minded assholes. Anyways, here are some good examples of anime: Cowboy Bebop, Dragonball Z (original version), InuYasha, Lupin III, Trigun, and some of the Gundam series.
by Elizabeth Reyes August 11, 2003

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A Japanese cartoon such as DRAGONBALL Z and CODE GEASS,BLEACH,NARUTO,LOVE HINA,SONIC,MARIO,DE-TH NOTE,RAGNOROK,ETC.
I love this anime!

OMG THIS IS AN ANIME?

What is your favorite anime?

I have an anime site.

How much anime cartoon volumes do you have?
by NZXTHNN April 01, 2009

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A form of Japanese animation that Adult Swim hates showing because they are hungry for money.
Adult Swim: We are tired of Saturdays sucking so instead of playing anime we are going to play re-runs of our shows that are actually getting worse ratings than anime.

Anime Fan: Aw what the hell

Comedy Fan: Yay! Anime Sux0rs!!! Birdman FTW
by tehmario May 13, 2008

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Animated japanese movies or TV shows, with a very large surrounding pop culture. Most animes are like decently-written "B" movies.
I just finished watching the anime "Fullmetal Alchemist," and it was pretty interesting. Im gonna buy it on DVD.
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